I finished applying the binding to two of my UFO Quilts. Both of these quilts were made in 2005 as a BOM at Little Quilts - or as Little Quilts calls it their Second Saturday Sampler.
Both quilts were quilted with the baptist fan using the Quilt- EZ boards.
I decided to apply the binding by machine. The quilts were machine pieced and machine quilted so why not machine binding?
I used two steps to apply the binding. First I used Sharon Schambers method of sewing the binding to the quilt and glue basting the binding down instead of pinning. You can check it out here and then I tried Pat Sloan's method of sewing the binding down shown here.
I am try to decide if I should go back to using a straight stitch to sew my bindings down instead of the blanket stitch Pat uses because you are able to use a different color thread for the back and it matches better.
I don't care how careful I was I just wasn't able to stay close enough to the binding all the time. I wonder how Pat does it? The blanket stitch looks better on the front and the straight stitch looks better on the back.